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The Odd Woman

(1974)
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Professor Jane Clifford is in her early thirties, smart, and attractive. A popular teacher at a midwestern college, she appears to be going somewhere. But Jane knows better. After a lifetime habit of looking to books for the answers to life's mysteries, she seems to be finding only more questions.

Then her beloved grandmother suddenly dies, and Jane returns home for the funeral, where she is faced with the little dramas and fictions of both the past she has lived and the past she has only been told about. In the midst of it all, she is considering breaking off a long-term, long-distance affair, but like the family stories she tries to make sense of, she cannot seem to find a reason to claim a life of her own....

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1975 : UK Hardback

Title: The Odd Woman
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-224-01118-9 / 978-0-224-01118-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The odd woman
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-394-48928-4 / 978-0-394-48928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf; [distributed by Random House]
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Odd Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-345-38991-3 / 978-0-345-38991-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Odd Woman (VMC)
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 1-86049-858-2 / 978-1-86049-858-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Odd Woman (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-330-29454-7 / 978-0-330-29454-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Odd Woman
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-14-008221-2 / 978-0-14-008221-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Odd Woman
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-425-03167-5 / 978-0-425-03167-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Medallion Books
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1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Odd Woman
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-446-91215-8 / 978-0-446-91215-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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